Since time immemorial, the history of the Okanagan began, long before the arrival of the Europeans. We are the Syilx-speaking people – the original inhabitants of a vast and beautiful territory that encompasses forests, grasslands, lakes and desert. For thousands of years, the Okanagan people were self-reliant and well provided for through their own ingenuity and use of the land and nature. We lived united as a nation with a whole economy, travelling the breadth and depth of our territory, hunting and fishing, growing and harvesting, crafting and trading to meet our needs.
The 5th Annual Spirit of the Syilx Youth Unity Run will be taking place from Revelstoke south through Vernon to Westbank, BC.
More information to come.
These meetings take place on the last Friday of every month at the Carrington Boardroom.
For more information, please contact:
James Pepper, Natural Resource Manager
T: (250) 707-0095
Contact Cheryl Stump for more information.
T: (250) 707-0095
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